The mixing of religious and non-religious beliefs in an individual.
Pastor Mark Driscoll explains how none of us are good people and how God feels about that. For the complete message and many others please visit www.marshill...
Yes Jeff, Christianity has absorbed much from other cultures and religions without scarcely being aware of it - in this case when the Hindoooo Maha-atma Ghandi taught that human souls should “Hate the sin and love the sinner”.
Anyway, enjoy the Easter period.
This guy is a pastor for fucking children.
Except you miss the point. Ghandi's phrase was not a correct assertion of what God teaches about Himself.
True Jeff. But we must differentiate between what God teaches through the scriptures of the world and what Gandhi himself said. First, so called Hindoos do not worship Gandhi as Christians worship Jesus. So those who admired the words of the Hindooo and turned them into a bumper $ticker about God are the ones who screwed up - not the Hindoo guy.
Second I don't recall that Gandhi ever claimed his words were the words of God - right?
Next is it reasonable to understand that, like Ghandi, Jesus too was a student of Ahimsa - "harmlessness" or non-violence.
Interesting though that in the video the "pastor" does a slight of hand and leaves the impression that Gandhi said that God loves sinners.
As Alexander points out, as does this video, the bible teaches that God hates. He gives us free will then hates sinners.
There are consequences to almost all bad choices, but you still get to choice. The Pastor didn't do the slight of hand. He is correcting one done by others.
Got me again Jeff. . . bad consequences for bad choices - deep.
The "Hindooo", referred to by the preacher, had nothing to do with the millions of Christians who made this quotation their own then advertised it on their bumpers.
Why do you think it was adopted by so many?
I think it was because Jesus told Christian to love their neighbour - even if your neighbour is a Hindooo or someone who commits sin. If we don't understand this then what have we really learned?
Tell us non-Christians, what conditions did he place on loving our neighbours. I know one. The condition he put on this teaching was simple. He said, we should love others as we love ourself.
Did Jesus not dine with sinners? I know you love all God's Children even those who continue to make bad choices. When "we" realize "they" are like us (you and me), then we realize our own path to road to perfection. How do you think the blind get to see?
Love the fundamentalist, hate the fundamentalism. What do you think? Yes, I know. One man's fundamentalism is another man's orthodoxy.
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